Thursday, February 15, 2007

My First Post

Hi! I am brand-spankin-new to blogging, so this is my first attempt! I've been on the web for a while with my own website (, but this is my first shot at blogging, so let's see how it goes.

I thought I'd start by sharing something that plays in the weekly bulletin of the Church I'm stationed at. It is called The Friars' Corner and it is a weekly column written by myself and my pastor, Fr. Mike MacInnis. We alternate every other week. So, here is this week's:

A few things to make you laugh

I thought before we head into the penitential season of Lent, it might be good for us all to pause for a moment and just laugh. People are always sending me things via email, and below are a few great ones to give you a chuckle:

3-year-old Reese: “Our Father, Who does art in heaven, Harold is His name. Amen.”
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A little boy was overheard praying: “Lord, if you can’t make me a better boy, don’t worry about it. I’m having a real good time like I am.”
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After the christening of his baby brother in church, Jason sobbed all the way home in the back seat of the car. His father asked him three times what was wrong. Finally, the boy replied, “That preacher said he wanted us brought up in a Christian home, and I wanted to stay with you guys.”
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One particular four-year-old prayed, “And forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets.”
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A Sunday school teacher asked her children as they were on the way to church service, “And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?” One bright little girl replied, “Because people are sleeping.”
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A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin 5, and Ryan 3. The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson. “If Jesus were sitting here, He would say, ‘Let my brother have the first pancake, I can wait.’” Kevin turned to his younger brother and said, “Ryan, you be Jesus!”
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A father was at the beach with his children when the four-year-old son ran up to him, grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore where a seagull lay dead in the sand. “Daddy, what happened to him?” the son asked. “He died and went to Heaven,” the Dad replied. The boy thought a moment and then said, “Did God throw him back down?”
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A wife invited some people to dinner. At the table, she turned to their six-year-old daughter and said, “Would you like to say the blessing?” “I wouldn’t know what to say,” the girl replied. “Just say what you hear Mommy say,” the wife answered. The daughter bowed her head and said, “Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?”

I hope those made you smile!

Love, Fr. Tom

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